(05.03.13) Today is Graduation Day! I still cannot believe it. After 5 long years at Northeastern, I finally graduated today with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry! I am forever grateful to all my family, friends, NU staff & faculty for helping, supporting and encouraging me throughout these past 5 years! Without them, today would not be possible. For that, I thank you all!
Graduation was amazing! Our graduation took place at the TD Garden and the arena was amazing! The entire space was filled with families, graduates, staff and faculty. The speeches and events that took place were amazing! Our commencement speaker, Jim Yong Kim, was brilliant and so was his speech. Even President Aoun’s speech was brilliant and motivating. When it came time to receive my diploma, that was when reality really struck me. I could not believe that I finally received the diploma that I have been working so hard for, for the past 5 years! I took so many pictures and videos of the ceremony and was super happy to have shared such a special moment in my life with my friends. After graduation, I returned back to campus and took pictures with family and friends. It is bittersweet saying farewell to many of my friends but I am sure that our paths will cross again.
Looking back these past 5 years, I still cannot believe that I have accomplished so much. I still remember that coming into NU as a Freshman, I was a very shy and timid guy. After 5 years, I am outgoing, international and goal-driven in many ways.After 5 years; 3 co-ops (2 domestic & 1 international); 1 study abroad; undergraduate research, leadership roles and being a tour guide for 4 years, I can officially say that I am now an official graduate of Northeastern! Thank you Northeastern for these fun, memorable and amazing 5 years of my life! Congratulations NU’s 111th graduating class! Congratulations NU Class of 2013! We did it! We finally did it!
Check out today’s commencement (click link below):
(05.02.13) Tonight, the Chemistry department held a dinner reception for the graduating seniors and our families. It was a great night being able to spend time with our loved ones, fellow graduating seniors, staff and faculty. The food was absolutely delicious! The night consisted of: a slideshow of us, seniors, throughout the 4/5 years; a before (from Freshman year) and after (present day) photo of us; an award ceremony; giving out goodie bags to the seniors; and sharing with everyone something about each graduating senior. It was such a great night and I am super grateful to the Chemistry department and its staff and faculty. Without them, I would not have been able to survive Chemistry. Without them, I would not have been able to accomplish so much throughout my time here. Without them, I would not be the person that I am today. Thank you fellow peers, staff and faculty for all that you have done for me! I did it! I will officially graduate tomorrow with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry! I still cannot believe that 5 years have gone by and after tomorrow, I will officially be a graduate of Northeastern. Just thinking about it is giving me the nerves and butterflies. It will be bittersweet but I am sure that my friends & I will stay in touch no matter where our lives take us next. Off to bed to get some rest before the big day in just a few hours!
Have a good night everyone!
I don't mind at all! I'm a communications/media major and I was wondering if you know much about the communications department? Also, because I'm a transfer, what kind of housing options are there? Would I be able to dorm on-campus? Thank you so much!!
Hi there kpopgotseoul,
Since I am not a Communications/media major, I, unfortunately, do not know much about the department. What I can do is refer you to their main website (see below) and feel free to email and contact the staff & faculty of your interest. They would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in helping you transition to NU.
In terms of housing for transfer students, they will be placed into upperclassmen housing (apartment-style) on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once you put in your deposit and decide to transfer, you should receive a housing form, which you can fill out and inform housing about your preferences. Please refer to their website (see below) if you have any further housing questions.
Communication studies: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/commstudies/
(05.01.13) Happy May everyone! I cannot believe that it’s May already and in just 2 days, I will be graduating from Northeastern! This semester definitely flew by fast. Yesterday I picked up my graduation cap and gown. Today, I collected all of my academic regalia as well as decorated my graduation cap. My cap is divided into 4 sections, each representing something that matters to me the most: China flag (my heritage a& identity), Chemistry (my major), Husky Ambassadors (student group which I have been a part of for the past 4 years), and Germany (when I spent 9 months in 2012 studying in Berlin and co-oping in Bremen). Graduation will be bittersweet but I am super happy to be spending it with family, friends and fellow colleagues.
(05.01.13) Pick up graduation cap & gown: ✓, Academic Regalia: ✓, To-do: decorate cap & graduate! T-minus 2 days! @huskyambassador @northeastern #Huskies #huskyambassador #Northeastern #northeasternuniversity #NU #NEU #honors #cumlaude #Huntington100 #graduation #Husky #cords #stole #seniorweek #senioryear #seniors #5yrs #college
(04.29.13) Tonight, my fellows senior friends and I attended an event called, “Grad-itude” to thank senior donors for generously supporting Northeastern in honor of the Class of 2013. The evening included hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and a check presentation from our fellow Senior Gift Committee members.It was a relaxing and fun night with musical performances from our winning-acapella group; speech from President Aoun; fun photobooth; and delicious food! It was a great feeling to know that I was surrounded by people who made their donation to the Senior Gift Drive and believe it or not, our class donated about $24K! I cherished the moment when President Aoun made a toast to our class and we all toasted simultaneously. It was a fun and memorable night. Still cannot believe that I will be graduating in 4 days!
(04.30.13) Just picked up my cap & gown! I guess I’m now ready for graduation? This is really happening in just 3 days! Still cannot believe that I came to NU 5 years ago as an undergrad & now I’ll soon be a graduate of NU. Unbelievable! @huskyambassador @northeastern #verrückt #crazy #Northeastern #northeasternuniversity #NU #NEU #graduation #senioryear #seniors #NUClassof2013 #Classof2013 #capandgown #seniorweek #5yrs #undergraduate #graduate #college #Huskies #NUHuskies
(04.29.13) The Finish Line! 2.13 mile Fun Run around campus as part of Senior Week 2013. Seniors compete in a friendly run around campus followed by a free BBQ at Centennial Commons. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, free food, awesome music and freebies = a fun, relaxing day!
(04.29.13) 2.13 mile Fun Run around campus as part of Senior Week 2013. Seniors compete in a friendly run around campus followed by a free BBQ at Centennial Commons. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, free food, awesome music and freebies = a fun, relaxing day!